Awesome support from Ark supporters

YOU are awesome!

Just days after launching Ark Cancer Centre Charity's The Big Give Christmas Challenge, fabulous support from our wonderful Pledgers means we have hit our target with two weeks to spare.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK's biggest online match-funding campaign. Thanks to our fabulous supporters, Ark has hit its £1,250 pledge target - and this means we will be seeking to match this total to release the pledges when the campaign gets underway between December 1 and December 8.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark, said: "Thank you so much to our kind and generous supporters who have made pledges. 

"This key commitment of funding might now also help us to secure additional match funds via a Champion partner, which will be sourced by the Big Give."

Some more details about the Christmas Challenge are below - and a helpful short video film can be seen here.

The Christmas Challenge (the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign) helps UK-registered charities to raise funds for their projects by doubling donations when the campaign goes live on December 1. 

How does it work?

  • The matching pots used to double donations for charities taking part in the Christmas Challenge are made up of a combination of funds. These are funds sourced by the charity (‘Pledges’) and funds sourced by the Big Give (‘Champions’) which are available if Ark is successfully selected by a Champion partner. 

  • The timeline for fulfilling the pledge (i.e. transferring the funds to Ark) is between December 9, 2020 and January 15, 2021. 

  • Fulfilment of pledges is conditional on us receiving the appropriate online donations during the campaign (December 1-December 8). Pledgers will only be required to pay a pro-rata amount of your pledge if we don’t hit our online target - it's our guarantee to you that we are committed to raising additional donations.

  • Pledgers will not be able to make an online donation to us in December because their pledge will be used to match donations.